Myrmecia pilosula - Jack Jumper Ant
A jack jumper ant at the nest entrance. The sting of this species, Myrmecia pilosula, is responsible for more cases of anaphylactic shock than any other Australian insect. For more information on jumper ant allergies, visit http://www.antallergy.org.
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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, using a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.